AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16C/32T) $719: Anyone who’s been looking at a Threadripper workstation build (see ours here), this is a pretty nice deal on AMD’s flagship TR CPU. With 16 physical cores, and 32 threads, the 1950X runs a 3.4 GHz base speed, with boost up to 4.2 GHz with XFR. The 1950X usually runs for $879 - $900, with a $1,000 MSRP. The 1950X doesn’t ship with a cooler, so be prepared to outlay some cash for one. We liked both the Noctua NH-U14S and the Enermax Liqtech 360 TR4.
Gigabyte Z370 AUROS GAMING $100 (with promo code): With the use of the promo code (NENGG3), this Z370 board from Gigabyte can be had for $100—not a shabby price for a decent Z370 board. The board uses the LGA 1151 socket, but is not backwards compatible with older LGA 1151 CPUs; it’s strictly for 8th generation Coffee Lake chips. This board offers the usual crop of Z370 chipset options: 64GB of dual channel DDR4, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A, 802.11 Wi-Fi, RGB lighting and RGB headers, and CrossFire/SLI support.
Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming 5 $100 (with promo code): An equally attractive Gigabyte option for would be AMD builders. With promo code NNGG2, this X370 board can be bought for $100 as well. This board will likely require a BIOS update for Ryzen 2000 series and Raven Ridge APU support.
Corsair Graphite 760T with free H50 cooler $100 (with promo code): For anyone looking for a full tower, Corsair’s 760T from their Graphite series can be had for $100—with a free Corsair H50 cooler. Be sure and use the promo code NENCS9 for the full discount, which comes to about $80 sans the free cooler, which is another $60.
That’s it for this round-up. These mostly end tonight, in theory, so we wanted to get a shortlist of good hardware sales online.
- Eric Hamilton